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During the land struggle in Maceio', Brazil, the farmers and fishermen sustained a "live-in" on the beach.  They became aware of algae (seaweed). 

They learned how to collect it, process it as a food supplement and a beauty supplement; package the end product for market

and distri bute t he recei pts amon g the community for sustainability.

Stones of Sacred Resistance

Stones of Sacred Resistance

In Maceio', Brazil, located in the Northeast Coast of Brazil, the communities of farmers and fisherman gathered to recall their long history of sacred struggle for land usage and sustainability.  
Sr. Mary Alice McCabe has preserved the memory of their agonies and dangers:  their joys and successes in the recently published book entitled   A NOSSA LUTA FOI UMA LUTA SAGRADA (OUR STRUGGLE WAS A SACRED STRUGGLE.

Illustrations for the publication were completed by the local Youth Theatre Group, Seeds of Art.

The goal of the Theatre group is not only to gather the 
stones but also to "inspire the next generation to continue the work of liberation and transformation begun by their ancestors."

The struggle for existence is chronicled through this oral history based on 60 interviews of men and women, the grandmothers and grandfathers of the community.  Their struggle is important for their grandchildren.

In ceremony and celebration, the community gathers the memories  (stones) and disperses the memories in words to the  next generation. 


Over many years our Sisters in Peru and Brazil have ministered with farmers, fisherman and city dwellers.  Using the Bible as a prayer book and a text book, men and women saw easily the connection with their lives and opened their hearts and lives to the presence of God.  Please join with us as we rejoice with them in knowing that God continues to journey with them in their quest to be faithful.


Thank you for walking with us on this life journey,

Sister Leonore Coan  
Director of Mission Suppor